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Living

Golden Gate Bridge…in Bangor?

We all have days when we think we’re not going to make it where we need to go. I know I have! And, I’m sure you’ve had times at the airport when you weren’t sure you were going to make it to your next flight. You know those days…you land …

Allison Markey

Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited
10:19 am Saturday, March 25, 2017

Politics

The Designated Driver is a better Idea than the Designated Hitter

I am a Red Sox fan. I’ve been lucky to live long enough to see them win three World Series, a feat that eluded Ted Williams, my father’s hero, and Carl Yastrzemski, mine. At the center of those three championship teams was David Ortiz, widely regarded as the best designated …

Hank Garfield

Slower Traffic
8:39 am Saturday, March 25, 2017

Opinion

GOP right wing – moderate split makes ACA reform impossible; bring on the Dems

The Affordable Care Act and its reform are causing confusion.  Here’s what we know. It covers more people than did the free market system and changes some of the terms of insurance policies, but it does not abolish the market. Conservatives dislike it because they believe it substitutes government for …

Gordon L. Weil

Notes from a Corner of the Country
6:45 am Saturday, March 25, 2017

Portland

Mexican eatery happy hour good but dinner better

St. Patrick’s Day made Mexican the obvious choice for a dinner, so I met my wife and a couple friends at Taco Escobarr, a full service eatery and drinkery specializing in all things south of the border. Located on Congress St. in the heart of what I’ll call the Congress …

Peter Blanchette

Peter Peter Portland Eater at BDN
6:40 am Saturday, March 25, 2017

Health

Tips on eating when you’re undergoing cancer treatment

Poor nutrition can impact a cancer patient’s treatment and their body’s ability to heal. The Cancer Community Center helps people overcome obstacles to eating.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Saturday, March 25, 2017

Todd gets well-deserved recognition from Wildlife Society

Charlie Todd is a great wildlife biologist, so it was wonderful to learn recently that he received the highest honor from the Maine Wildlife Society, an organization of fisheries and wildlife professionals. I’m very familiar with Charlie’s work on restoring bald eagles in Maine, and I’m very appreciative of that …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Saturday, March 25, 2017

Downeast

Where is the best place to list my vacation rental now?

Where should I list my vacation rental by owner? Disclaimer:  By the time this is published, I’m sure there will be even more changes with the vacation rental listing companies.  It seems every day one company or another tweaks their website or changes their terms and conditions.  Many owners are …

Maria Lamb

Wicked Awesome Maine!
4:56 am Saturday, March 25, 2017

Downeast

Where is the best place to list my vacation rental now?

Where should I list my vacation rental by owner? Disclaimer:  By the time this is published, I’m sure there will be even more changes with the vacation rental listing companies.  It seems every day one company or another tweaks their website or changes their terms and conditions.  Many owners are …

Maria Lamb

Wicked Awesome Maine!
4:56 am Saturday, March 25, 2017

Outdoors

Becoming a Functionally Moving Body. It is not a jump squat, it is a squat jump.

Life would be easier if we called things what they are. We tell people to ‘call a spade a spade’ but most of us continue to call it a shovel. We call it ‘stop and go,’ but the activity requires us to go before we can stop. Before we go, …

Genie Jennings

Becoming...
3:32 am Saturday, March 25, 2017

Sports

Joe Harasymiak on Pro Day

University of Maine football coach Joe Harasymiak joined Downtown to discuss the team’s Pro Day with Rich Kimball and Bruce Pratt. Harasymiak also talked about the CAA All-Academic Team, which included nineteen Black Bears, and let us in on the change in the opening game schedule, that will now see …

Rich Kimball

Downtown with Rich Kimball
6:59 pm Friday, March 24, 2017

Outdoors

April Fool’s Day and the end of the year!

During the Middle Ages New Year’s Day was celebrated on March 25 in most European cities and towns as it way near the Vernal Equinox.  Often the celebration lasted a week, and the last day was a day of pranks and jokes which today we observe as April Fool’s Day. …

Shawn Laatsch

Eye on Maine Skies!
6:55 pm Friday, March 24, 2017

Portland

The latest Long Creek controversy

Tonight, House leaders called off a vote on the health care plan; the head of Long Creek was placed on leave; and strange white stuff appears to be falling from the sky.

Dan MacLeod

BDN Portland
6:45 pm Friday, March 24, 2017

Opinion

America’s other Football, Nationalism, and the Dilemma of Importing Human Capital

The recent Bangor Daily News article “Slower visa approval could worsen Maine’s doctor shortage” made me think about the dilemma of importing foreign talent to solve a local problem, something very similar to what happened when the U.S. Soccer Federation hired the German footballer Jurgen Klinsmann to steer U.S. soccer …

Stefano Tijerina

The Glocal
3:05 pm Friday, March 24, 2017

Portland

Are you viewing your life through the lens of a phone? Here is how to stop.

A couple of times an hour, I found myself drawn to the glowing face of my iPhone. As a stay-at-home parent, my cell phone was my lifeline to the outside world.  Text from friends or family, interesting post in one of the many mommy groups I follow, or breaking news …

Hailee Morin

Maine Mommy Musings
2:55 pm Friday, March 24, 2017

Business

Regional Broadband Approaches: Achieving Scale with Community Networks

By Trevor Jones, OTT Communications More and more, communities are considering the possibility of building publicly-owned broadband infrastructure.  In the process, some are finding that regional broadband approaches offer economies of scale and other benefits. It can be difficult for multiple communities to work together while competing for resources and economic …

Peggy Schaffer

Maine Broadband Coalition
12:54 pm Friday, March 24, 2017

Aroostook

Aroostook Outdoor News: 3.24.17 edition

  In this edition: 1) An #XCSki #EasterEggHunt in #Caribou. 2) The annual #SportsmansShow in #PresqueIsle. 3) #AlpineSki and #NordicSki events in #FortKent and #Houlton. Plus lots more! #AroostookThing #Aroostook #AroostookCounty #TheCounty #NorthernMaine #offugo… Events: Saturday, March 25-Sunday, March 26 Presque Isle Fish and Game Club Sportsman’s Show, Presque Isle. …

Mark Shea

offugo...
12:54 pm Friday, March 24, 2017

Food

Taste of India in downtown Bangor to reopen on Friday, after renovations

Taste of India, the 25-year-old Indian restaurant on Main Street in downtown Bangor, has undergone extensive renovations, and after two months closed will reopen with a new look, new menu, and brand new cocktail bar. Owner Shri Kant said the new Taste of India would feature all of the same …

Emily Burnham

The Daily Simmer
10:57 am Friday, March 24, 2017

Politics

After shunning it for 10 years, key Maine panel backs REAL ID compliance

Maine took a key step toward complying with a federal identification program that it has shunned for a decade over privacy concerns on Friday, when a legislative committee voted to endorse it with an opt-out provision for individuals. The vote in the Legislature’s Transportation Committee backed a bill that would repeal a …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
10:48 am Friday, March 24, 2017

State

Is hiding assets during divorce legal?

Dear Liz, My cheap rat of a husband “gave away” his stuff to his best friend so that I can’t “get my dirty hands on it” as he put it. Is this legal? – Angry Wife

Sarah Cottrell

Dear Liz
9:47 am Friday, March 24, 2017

Bangor

Love does not work like the movies

When you grow up in an unhealthy family, what you learn most is what not to do, who you don’t want to be, and how you don’t want to relate to people you love. Maybe you don’t remember: You made a promise to yourself as a child. You said things …

Jim LaPierre

Recovery Rocks
8:41 am Friday, March 24, 2017